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Behaviour Support Assistant

Job Description

Join a dynamic team dedicated to transforming the lives of young people!

Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Salary: £20,616 - £24,403 per annum (pro rata), depending on experience

Contract: Permanent, Term-time only (37 hours per week, Monday to Friday)

Start Date: ASAP

Interviews: By individual appointment

Dunbar Education, a leading education recruitment agency, is thrilled to present an exciting opportunity for a Behaviour Support Assistant to join our client, a prominent SEMH school/alternative provision in Chesham. This role will focus on supporting Year 10 and Year 11 students.

About Us: Our client provides outstanding alternative educational provision and support for secondary age students, empowering them to overcome challenges and reach their full potential. Situated in Chesham, our focus is on supporting young people, together with their families and schools, to foster positive behaviours, attitudes, and aspirations, particularly among Year 10 and Year 11 students.

About the Role: As a Behaviour Support Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the daily management of student behaviour and developing strategies and interventions to engage students with learning. You will work alongside our Behaviour Support Team to ensure that students can effectively manage their social, emotional, and/or mental health needs, thereby facilitating their academic success, with a specific focus on Year 10 and Year 11 students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Year 10 and Year 11 students in crisis situations and assisting with de-escalation
  • Developing and implementing proactive interventions to support Year 10 and Year 11 students with SEMH needs
  • Providing pastoral support, including addressing well-being, safeguarding, and attendance concerns for Year 10 and Year 11 students
  • Collaborating with our Strategic Lead for SEND to deliver targeted interventions and support plans tailored to Year 10 and Year 11 students


  • Experience in behaviour management or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable
  • Demonstrated creativity and resilience in supporting Year 10 and Year 11 students with complex needs
  • Commitment to ensuring all Year 10 and Year 11 students make progress academically and socio-emotionally.

Important Information: Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check, references, and pre-employment health check will be required for this role.